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Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare – Funding & Opportunities

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Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Inactive
Grant to Indian tribes and tribal organizations for broadband infrastructure projects and programs that promote the adoption and use of broadband to access remote learning, telework, or telehealth resources during the COVID–19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
Sponsor: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Board Certified Telemental Health Provider Training Award Inactive
Grant awards for nationally credentialed counselors to complete CCE-approved telemental health training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Sponsor: National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation
Optimizing Virtual Care (OVC) Inactive
Funding for current Health Center grantees to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative, evidence-based strategies that optimize the use of virtual care to increase access and improve clinical quality for underserved communities and vulnerable populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Telehealth Technology-Enabled Learning Program Inactive
Funding to connect specialists at academic medical centers with primary care providers of rural, frontier, and underserved populations, providing evidence-based training and support to help them treat patients with complex conditions in their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants Inactive
Grants to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education Pilot Project Grant Program Inactive
Grants for innovative research projects that focus on reducing the burden of alcohol use disorders in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and to support and provide mentorship to junior investigators during the development of their novel approaches to improving the lives of AI/AN people.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): May 28, 2021
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
Sponsors: Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE), Washington State University
COVID-19 Telehealth Program Inactive
Support for eligible healthcare providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 6, 2021
Sponsor: Federal Communications Commission
Telehealth Centers of Excellence Program Inactive
A limited competition for incumbent Telehealth Center of Excellence award recipients to assess specific telehealth uses and services to improve healthcare in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program (EB THNP) Inactive
Funding to use telehealth networks to increase access to care in rural and frontier communities using direct-to-consumer (DTC) telehealth technologies and to evaluate those services to establish an evidence base for assessing the effectiveness of DTC telehealth care for patients, providers, and payers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program - Regional and National Inactive
Supports the establishment and development of Telehealth Resource Centers that provide technical assistance to healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in the implementation of telehealth programs to serve rural, frontier, and medically underserved areas and populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth

Last Updated: 6/15/2021